Monday, July 24, 2017

Hero Lost, Mysteries of Death and Life, Part 4


Last installment of my Featured Follower of the Month 
for 

Hero Lost Mysteries of Death and Life
An Insecure Writer’s Support Group Anthology



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Each author has submitted a favorite inspirational quote.
Thank you, authors!


Yvonne VentrescaThe Art of Remaining Bitter
“All of us who do creative work, we get into it because we have good taste. But there is this gap. For the first couple years you make stuff, it’s just not that good. It’s trying to be good, it has potential, but it’s not. But your taste, the thing that got you into the game, is still killer. And your taste is why your work disappoints you. A lot of people never get past this phase, they quit. Most people I know who do interesting, creative work went through years of this. We know our work doesn’t have this special thing that we want it to have. We all go through this. And if you are just starting out or you are still in this phase, you gotta know its normal and the most important thing you can do is do a lot of work. . . .You’ve just gotta fight your way through.”—Ira Glass

Renee CheungMemoirs of a Forgotten Knight
“This is The Great Work, and all you have to do is choose it, not look back and never fucking stop until you're in your box, under the dirt and flowers are growing between your teeth.”—Warren Ellis


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Sarah Foster, The Last Dragon
“I am irritated by my own writing. I am like a violinist whose ear is true, but whose fingers refuse to reproduce precisely the sound he hears within.”—Gustave Flaubert
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Quote of the Week: "The art of the creative process is not seeking and finding; it's bumbling." Jonathon Safran Foer, American Novelist

Monday, July 17, 2017

Hero Lost, Mysteries of Death and Life, Part 3


This July I'll be featuring the twelve authors (three each Monday) who contributed stories to the 

Hero Lost Mysteries of Death and Life
An Insecure Writer’s Support Group Anthology



Print ISBN 9781939844361 $14.95
eBook ISBN 9781939844378 $4.99

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Each author has submitted their favorite inspirational quote, so this month I won't be adding my usual quote. 
Thank you, authors!




Ellen Jacobson, The Silvering
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” ―Mark Twain


Olga Godim, Captain Bulat
"Fantasy is an exercise bicycle for the mind. It might not take you anywhere, but it tones up the muscles that can." ―Terry Pratchett


Erika Beebe, The Wheat Witch
“You will write if you will write without thinking of the result in terms of a result, but think of the writing in terms of discovery, which is to say that creation must take place between the pen and the paper, not before in a thought or afterwards in a recasting... It will come if it is there and if you will let it come.” ―Gertrude Stein

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Quote of the Week: "Destiny is a name often given in retrospect to choices that had dramatic consequences." J.K. Rowling

Monday, July 10, 2017

Hero Lost, Mysteries of Death and Life, Part 2

Hero Lost, Mysteries of Death and Life, Part 2


This July I'll be featuring the twelve authors (three each Monday) who contributed stories to the 

Hero Lost Mysteries of Death and Life
An Insecure Writer’s Support Group Anthology




Print ISBN 9781939844361 $14.95
eBook ISBN 9781939844378 $4.99

Print:
EBook:

Each author has submitted their favorite inspirational quote, so this month I won't be adding my usual quote. 
Thank you, authors!


Tyrean Martinson, Of Words and Swords
 “Fantasy is hardly an escape from reality. It's a way of understanding it.” ―Lloyd Alexander



Elizabeth Seckman, Mind Body Soul
“It’s none of their business that you have to learn to write. Let them think you were born that way.” ―Ernest Hemingway



Sean McLachlan, The Witch Bottle
I can't give the whole quote because it's a poem--"All the Way" by Charles Bukowski. His poem "The Laughing Heart" is a good one too, but the first poem is more directed at writers.
Also, a great spoken word for all creative types can be found here:



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Quote of the Week: "Life is like a game of poker: If you don't put anything in the pot, there won't be anything to take out." Moms Mabley